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[Free ebook] Guide to Acknowledging Gifts

Posted February 17, 2021 by Timi Paccioretti

Gift Acknowledgment Guide

Whether you are new to fundraising or your nonprofit organization has expanded the types of gifts it receives, this Guide to Acknowledging Gifts can be an extremely useful resource.

Gift acknowledgment letters can be the backbone of a successful fundraising program. By thanking donors and telling them their gift is appreciated, you’re taking an important step toward building and stewarding a relationship. Moreover, for certain gifts an acknowledgment letter is an important record for the donor and fulfills your obligation to the IRS.

In this ebook, we cover best practices for acknowledging the following types of gifts:

  • Financial gifts
  • In-kind gifts
  • Pledges
  • Soft credits, including donor-advised funds
  • Memorial or honorary gifts
  • Sponsorships

And, we provide a few example acknowledgment letters you can customize to thank your donors, whether they give an outright gift, an in-kind gift, a gift in memory or in honor of someone else, a sponsorship gift, or even a gift from a donor-advised fund.

Request a copy of your free ebook here.

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